Pistons' Extreme Home Makeover: Palace Announces at Least $13M in Renovations
The Palace of Auburn Hills—home to the Pistons and lots of big concerts—is getting a huge, at least $13 million renovation this off-season.
Deeee-troit, makeover. It's time for the Pistons' home to get a big overhaul this off-season.
Palace Sports & Entertainment, owners of the Palace of Auburn Hills — home to the Detroit Pistons, is spending $13-15 million on renovations for the sports and entertainment arena.
Improvements include remodeling the main concourse, renovations to the private club, suites and VIP areas, improvements to lighting and sound, and adding Wi-Fi for fans.
The Palace says events currently booked at The Palace throughout the summer months will go on as scheduled.
The Palace opened in 1988, and has undergone improvements over its history. Last year, its owners updated the West Atrium entrance, expanded the Pistons' locker room, lounge and training areas and refreshed the media work room, and installed in-arena theatrical lighting system. In 2006, a $30 million, 65,000-square-foot Comcast Pavilion was completed.
This next round of remodeling will include:
- Remodeling of the main concourse
- Remodeling of the 100-level suite concourse
- Renovation of Club West – located above the West Atrium entrance
- Renovation of 40 suites throughout the building
- The removal of 16 300-level suites and construction of a full-service open-air lounge
- Remodeling of the VIP/Administration entrance
- Continued updates to entrances at both the West and East Atrium
- Installation of a new air-handling system
- Updates to furnishings, lighting and sound systems in all Palace hospitality areas
- Installation of fan-friendly Wi-Fi capabilities
- Installation of concourse digital menu boards